News: Thirty Three gives a dinner party an unexpected twist at Leicester Square Theatre

News: Thirty Three gives a dinner party an unexpected twist at Leicester Square Theatre

Thirty Three brings Australian new writing theatre to the UK for the first time, as an intimate theatrical experience is set at the dinner table of a 33rd birthday.

Saskia is a teacher living in inner western Sydney and by all accounts her life appears to be going well – a career she loves, friends she adores and the freedom to enjoy it. To celebrate her 33rd birthday, she invites a handful of her closest friends into her Sydney terrace for an evening of food, music and laughter. But when her estranged little brother mysteriously shows up, the proceedings take on a decidedly different turn, and a friendly evening ignites into a wild night of booze, games, and shocking revelations.

Critically acclaimed new Australian play Thirty Three makes its UK debut at the Leicester Square Theatre. Audiences are immersed into the heart of a birthday party that spirals out of control in this intense piece of new writing by playwrighting duo Michael Booth and Alistair Powning. Director Kai Raisbeck says:

“It’s hard to read this play without recognising one of the characters, either in yourself, or amongst your friends. Thirty Three perfectly captures the chaos, peaks, troughs, turns and reveals of Saskia’s tumultuous 33rd birthday party. The writers have created a story in an unashamedly Australian setting with nuanced drama and comedy that draws us into the story and carries us along until the chaotic end.”

The cast includes Christopher Birks, Ben Dalton, Amy Domenica, Corinne Furlong, Doug Hansell and Shannon Steele, with design by Charlotte Henery.


Thirty Three plays the Leicester Square Theatre until 24 June 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.